tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS September 1, 2015 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: after the seismic plunge in august, september begins with an aftershock. the dow falls nearly 470 poants. also tonight, another cop ambushed. the manhunt is on for the killers. a clerk versus the supreme court. she refuses to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. >> under whose authority? >> under god's authority. >> pelley: and diversity on another court. making tennis more open. >> i think it's very important because you're seeing something different. >> pelley: well, just when it looked like wall street was putting itself back together again, retirement nest eggs took another great fall. the dow industrials plunged 469
points, or 2.8%. in the the past two weeks, the dow has fallen more than 1800 points, recovered more than half of it, and then today, lost nearly half of the gain. oil prices fell as well, down 8% after rising 27% the three previous days. that's what you call turmoil. so we will turn to our chief business correspondent, anthony mason. anthony, what is going on? >> reporter: scott, these are the aftershocks of last week's sell-off. and this volatility could continue for a while. all three major indexes were down about 3% today. the catalyst-- continued unease or china. the shanghai index is down almost 40% since june. the sell-off started today on news that chinese manufacturing hit a three-year low in august. the worry is the world's second largest economy may be slowing, even more than feared. at the same time, the federal
reserve is preparing to raise interest rates, perhaps as soon as this month. >> pelley: now, we mentioned today's drop in oil prices. our research department today found that american oil jobs are being lost at a rate of 5,000 a month. >> reporter: after a three-day rally crude fell sharply again, scott, and that's putting pressure on oil companies. conocophillips announced today it will lay off 10% of its global workforce, its houston headquarters taking the biggest hit with more than 500 job cuts. but $40 oil is like a tax cut for american drivers. a gal know on of regular is down 2.46, almost a dollar lower than this time a year ago and labor day pris are expected to be lower than more than a decade for that holiday weekend. >> pelley: well, again today, a police officer was gunned down, the fourth in just over a week. this time, it was in the suburbs of chicago, and here's anna
werner. >> reporter: scores of officers from at least six federal and state law enforcement agencies fanned out to search by air and by land, looking for three men suspected of killing 52-year-old fox lake police lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz. the 30-year veteran and father of four was affectionately nope in the community as g.i. joe. police say just before 8:00 this morning, gliniewicz radioed in that he was in a foot chase involve threeg suspicious suspects, describing them as two white males and one black male. >> when our first responding backup units arrived at the scene, they located lieutenant gliniewicz injured with a gunshot wound. >> reporter: fox lake mayor donny schmit says the community is devastated. >> not only did fox lake lose a family member. i lost a very dear friend. understandably, our officers are
having a very difficult day today. >> reporter: parents had to pick their children up from school this afternoon, and residents are being warned to call nine 11 if they see anything suspicious. scott, many of the officers searching for those suspects were friends of gliniewicz. >> pelley: anna werner in fox lake, illinois, for us this evening. ana, thank you. the danger of law enforcement is one reason that 80% of this country's police departments are having trouble recruiting. jeff pegues has been look spog the thinning blue line. >> reporter: philadelphia is one of several big cities struggling to find recruits. >> how you doing? >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: the police department is about 200 officers short. >> right now, policing is not the most attractive occupation that they could probably get into. >> reporter: commissioner charles ramsey says relatively low pay and tougher application requirements, combined with high-profile police incidents from cincinnati-- >> stop!
stop! >> reporter: to baltimore and ferguson are having a negative impact. is there the same amount of pride that there was 10, 20 years ago? >> well, i think police officers are proud of what they do, but i think that that doesn't mean that they haven't been hurt a bit by the images that have be been, you know, shown repeatedly, and the betrayal of police as if it just paints us all with one brush. it's got to hurt a little bit. >> reporter: does that hurt you? >> yeah, sure it does. >> reporter: in 2008, philadelphia recruited 357 new officers. last year that number dropped by nearly half to 190. across the country, major cities, like new york and los angeles, have seen a significant drop in the number of applicants. rookie officers michelle kustro and jessica miskossky say they joined the philadelphia police to make a difference. but didn't you see the-- the images on tv? you're always going to see a
story of a disrupt cop or somebody who did something they shouldn't have, but there are so many good cops out here and that kind of goes unspoken sometimes. >> reporter: and it's the good cops who commissioner ramsey says deserve more attention. >> they should hold their head high. they should be proud of what they do because what they they do makes a difference. it makes a huge difference. >> reporter: when comes to recruiting commissioner ramsey said his greatest challenge is attracting black and hispanic officers. scott, according to the department of justice, the national percentage of black officers has been stagnant at about 12% since 2007. >> pelley: jeff pegues reporting for us this evening. jeff, thank you. today a county clerk in kentucky turned away same-sex couples in defiance of last june's supreme court decision opening marriage to days and lesbians. woan county clerk said she's obeying a higher authority. >> absolutely ludicrous.
>> reporter: when david moore and his partner david ermold went to the rowand county courthouse and tried to get a marriage license for the fourth time, they were met by clerk kim davis. >> we are not issuing any licenses today. >> based on what. >> i would ask you all-- >> why are you not issuing marriage licenses today inspect. >> under who's authority? >> under god's authority. i'm asking you to leave. >> we're not leaving. >> reporter: and so it went as davis stood her ground. she has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the supreme court same-sex marriage ruling in june. in a statement, davis explained that she never thought she would be asked to violate what she calls "a central teaching of scripture and of jesus himself regarding marriage. it is not a light issue for me. it is a heaven or hell decision." >> i don't believe in your god. >> did god tell you to do this? >> i don't believe in your job? >> matt staver represents davis. >> and now she's being asked to
do something that no clerk in kentucky until recently has been asked to do. it is not something she signed up for. >> i pay your salary. i pay your salary. >> we pay your salary. >> i pay you to discriminate against me right now. that's what i'm paying for. >> ermold and moore say upholding the law is what davis was elected to do. >> what i will not tolerate is people who want to use their beliefs to discriminate against other people and make people's lives hell. >> reporter: davis has refused to resign but has now been ordered to appear in federal court on thursday to explain herself. further defiance, scott, could result in a contempt citation and fines or even jail. >> pelley: we've been showing you the crush of humanity flooding into europe to escape war and poverty on two continents, but this picture that we got today captures the desperation. look at the top of the frame, a man wedged himself behind the engine of a car trying to sneak into spain from north africa.
the chaos has also reached hungary, where refugees are stranded as governments argue. charlie d'agata is there. >> reporter: by early morning, there were already hundreds of refugees at budapest main train station, hoping to get to germany. >> don't touch me. >> please. >> reporter: the frustration soon boiled over when hungarian police shut the station down and tried to force them back. after having traveled so far, more than 1,000 migrants are now about 100 yards away from the last leg of their journey to germany. but they're barred from getting anywhere near it. this train left for munich without any migrants on board, leaving hundreds exhausted and stranded. the refugees had reason for hope today. hundreds had managed to leave hungary by train last night. but in the chaos and despair here, the situation seems to change by the hour.
and european governments seem no closer to figuring out what to do. in a crowd today, we saw a familiar face, mohammad bazza, a syrian refugee we met yesterday as he was dodging police at the syrian border. where are you staying? where are you sleeping? >> here, here in the streets. >> reporter: in the streets. >> in the street, yes. all the humans here, the people sleep in the streets. >> reporter: ammar and najeen are also syrian refugees. they fled the ongoing war in homs. they spent all they had left on train tickets which turned out to be worthless. >> the train is closed and no money. >> reporter: so you lost your money and you're not going on the train. >> and now i don't have any money. other people don't have any money. all the people. >> reporter: they just got married last year and were hoping to start a new life in europe. we asked najeen when she lastate. last
ate. >> reporter: the last time youate was two days ago? trapped and exhausted, najeen told us she wishes she never left syria. we were just here a few nights ago, scott, and there weren't nearly as many police out front, and there are hundreds of refugees around that weren't here before and many more in the subways and parks and streets around us. and they are all looking for a way to get to richer countries in the north. >> pelley: charlie d'agata with the migrant crisis all around him tonight. charlie, thank you. speaking of syria, satellite images have confirmed that isis has destroyed much of an ancient temple in the syrian city of palmyra. the temple of bal stood for 2,000 years. but isis considered it un-islamic, so they blew it up, as they have other historic structures. the u.n. says there are 10 world heritage sites in syria and iraq, and nine are threatened by
isis. newly released e-mails show hillary clinton and her state department staff were sometimes frustrated when they couldn't share glassified bowments over her private internet server. the department is in the process of releasing about 30,000 messages after it was discovered that clinton used her home-based server for official business while secretary of state. nancy cordes went through the latest batch. >> reporter: the 4400 e-mails reveal a secretary of state who was deeply engaged in the minutia of diplomacy and fascinated by washington intrigue. the seemingly crypt e-mail referred to nine containers of carp caught up in a trade dispute. then-white house senior adviser david axel rod has enough to do fixing the domestic messes he's made. house speaker john boehner, he
wrote, was an alcoholic and lazy. boehner's office responded in a statement today saying, "the only reason this mishandling of classified information has been exposed is because of speaker boehner's decision to create the select committee on benghazi." 125 of the e-mails in this latest batch have been represent roactively marked classified because the information in them is now considered too sensitive to release to the public. the new e-mails show clinton chafed from time to time at the confinesave classified computer system that could be difficult to access. in one exchange ther deputy chief of staff jake sullivan said he couldn't send her a statement from tony blair because it's on the classified system. clinton responded, "it's a public statement. just e-mail it." sullivan replied, "trust me, i share your exarperation but until ops converts it to the unclassified e-mail system there is no sphiz calloway for me to e-mail it.
i can't even access it." the state department says none of the newly released e-mails contained information that was considered classified at the time clinton received it. intelligence officials aren't so sure, scott, and they say regardless, that material should not have been sitting on clinton's home server for years. >> pelley: nancy cordes in our washington newsroom, thank you, nancy. the pope takes a more compassionate approach to catholics who have had abortions. and the president hikes to a melting glacier when the cbs evening news continues.
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what the church says is the sin abortion of but the letter issues today is the first time the have the has publicly sanctioned the practice. in the letter the pope calls abortion a tragedy but says, "i have met so many women who bear if their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision. the forgiveness of god cannot be denied who one who has repented." candida moss teaches theology at notre dame. >> we should note that pope francis said that a woman has to be contrite. she has to repent of what she's done, but he also said that he understood that this was an existential and moral decision for women. and he understood that it could be very difficult. >> reporter: the announcement is the latest in a string of papal moves meant to set a more welcoming tone for the church. in 2013, the pope made headlines with his comments on gay men. "if a person is gay and seeks god and has good well," he told reporters, "who am i to judge him in? and last easter, the pope washed the feet of prisoners, a symbol
of the church's role in serving the needs of all people. none of the pope's pronouncements have meant a shift in church teaching, but moss says instead are aimed at bringing catholics who felt alienated back to the church. >> while francis has been interested in forgiveness and mercy since his first day as pope, so this is very typical of francis. he wants to forgive people, and he wants to suspend judgment. >> reporter: the pope's sarks nowment today comes just weeks before his first trip to the united states. starting september 22, he'll visit washington, d.c., new york, and philadelphia, and will wrap up with a mass in philadelphia on the 27th. scott, about a million and a half people are expected to attend that event. >> pelley: it will be something to see. elaine, thanks very much. new york is hailing a new generation of yellow cabs, and we'll show you next. it's how . how i stay active. so i need nutrition... that won't weigh me down.
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>> pelley: at the u.s. open, serena williams is looking to become the first person since 1988 to win all four majors in the same year. james brown tells us that tennis history is also being made off the court. >> a new tennis queen was born. >> reporter: diversity in american tennis is marked by legendary names-- althea gibson, arthur ashe, and for the last two decades venus and serena williams. but meet 21-year-old elizabeth means. the united states tennis association also sees her as one of its success stories. she's been playing at the
southeast tennis and learning center here in washington, d.c. since she was 7 and is now playing division one tennis on a full college scholarship. >> i've learned focus, consistency, and also just a lot of training goes-- and hard work goes into being able to learn and grow and continue to develop. so i learn all that here. >> reporter: because professional tennis remains overwhelmingly white, the u.s. t.a. has been working hard to increase the diversity of players moving through its raerchgs. the southeast tennis center is a $30 million, 150,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility serving thousands of kids in one of d.c.'s most challenging neighborhoods. >> our motto is, "tennis is the hook. education is the key." >> reporter: corra masters barry, the former wife of d.c. mayor marion barry, is the center's founder. >> tennis for me is the best sport pause it holds you accountable as an individual. >> facilities like that are so
important and so vital to the growth of inner city tennis. >> reporter: in january, katrina adams was named the first african american president in the 134-year history of the us.t.a. how important is it to tennis that you two are the new leaders of the u.s. t.a.? >> i think it's very important because you're seeing something different, and it's showing the world that tennis is no longer that lily white sport. >> one of our goals is to make sure that tennis looks like america. the talent that we have in the pipeline, so many great young players of color, that all bodies well for the future of the sport in this country. >> reporter: a future the u.s.t.a. hopes will produce not only the next serena, but more elizabeths. james brown, cbs news, washington. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around
right now at 7:00 a call for justice after an innocent teenager is caught up in d.c.'s violence. >> reporter: i'm garrett haake in southeast d.c. where tonight community members will have the chance to question police about the sunday night shooting of a 13-year-old girl. >> furniture at a fraction of the cost, taxpayers might be mad about the discounts martin o'malley got. >> and pandamonium reaching new cuteness levels, got some video and audio of our brand-new cubs. good evening. i'm derek mcginty. >> i'm jan jeffcoat. the teen caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting says she's happy to tell her story, but residents right now are meeting with police demanding